Robert Falkner is research director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and an Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
At LSE, he serves as the Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, an alliance between LSE, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris (ranked #5 by Financial Times EMBA survey in 2017).
Previously, he held academic positions at the universities of Oxford, Kent and Essex and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University.
Born in Germany, he read for a double-degree in politics (MA Politikwissenschaft) and economics (Diplom-Volkswirt) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
After moving to the UK, he gained a doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College).
His research focuses on global political economy, global environmental politics, and the role of business in international relations.
Areas of expertise
- International environmental policy
- International climate policy
- Risk regulation of bio- and nanotechnologies
- Trade and environment
- Business in global environmental politics
|2012 -||Reader in International Relations, London School of Economics (LSE)|
|2002 -||Senior Lecturer in International Relations, London School of Economics, LSE|
|2008 -||Associate, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE|
|2006 - 07||Visiting Scholar, Harvard University|
- The Paris Agreement and the new logic of international climate politics International Affairs 1 September 2016
- Global environmentalism and the greening of international society International Affairs 1 May 2012
- Introduction International Affairs 1 May 2012
- Regulating Biotech Trade: the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety International Affairs 1 April 2000
- Consumer Labelling of Nanomaterials in the EU and US: Convergence or Divergence? Chatham House Briefing 2 October 2009
- Regulating Nanomaterials: A Transatlantic Agenda Chatham House Briefing 9 September 2009
- Securing the Promise of Nanotechnologies: Towards Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation Research paper 10 September 2009
- The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Book 1 April 2002
- The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy editor, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
- The Crisis of Environmental Multilateralism: A Liberal Response in The Green Book: New Directions for Liberals in Government, edited by Duncan Brack, Paul Burall, Neil Stockley and Mike Tuffrey, Biteback Publishing, 2013
- Regulating Nanotechnologies: Risk, Uncertainty and the Global Governance Gap with Nico Jaspers, Global Environmental Politics 12(1), 2012
- Environmental Protection, International Trade and the WTO with Nico Jaspers, The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy, ed. by Kenneth Heydon and Stephen Woolcock (Aldershot: Ashgate), 2012
- Business Power, Business Conflict: A Neo-Pluralist Perspective on International Environmental Politics Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, 2nd edition, ed. by Peter Dauvergne (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar), 2012
- International Climate Policy After Copenhagen: Towards a 'Building Blocks' Approach with Hannes Stephan and John Vogler, Global Policy 1(3), 2010
- Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
- The Limits of Regulatory Convergence: Globalization and GMO Politics in the South with Aarti Gupta, International Environmental Agreements 9(2), 2009
- The Troubled Birth of the "Biotech Century": Global Corporate Power and Its Limits in Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance, ed. by Jennifer Clapp and Doris Fuchs, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2009
- The International Politics of Genetically Modified Food: Diplomacy, Trade and Law editor, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
- The Political Economy of 'Normative Power' Europe: EU Environmental Leadership in International Biotechnology RegulationJournal of European Public Policy 14(4), 2007
- The Global Biotech Food Fight: Why the United States Got It So Wrong in Brown Journal of World Affairs 14(1), Fall/Winter, 2007